The Thin Man
The Thin Man is a 1934 comic detective film, based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett, about Nick and Nora Charles, a hard-drinking and flirtatious married couple who banter wittily as they solve a murder case. It was followed by five sequels.
- The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to foxtrot time, a Bronx to two-step time, but a dry martini you always shake to waltz time.
- [Threatened by a man with a gun] Hey, would you mind putting that gun away. My wife doesn't care, but I'm a very timid fellow... All right, shoot. I mean, uh, what's on your mind?
- Waiter, will you serve the nuts? ...I mean, will you serve the guests the nuts?
- The next person who says "Merry Christmas" to me, I'll kill 'em.
- Marion: I don't like crooks. And if I did like 'em, I wouldn't like crooks that are stool pigeons. And if I did like crooks that are stool pigeons, I still wouldn't like you!
- Nick: I'm a hero. I was shot twice in the Tribune.
- Nora: I read where you were shot five times in the tabloids.
- Nick: It's not true. He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids.
- Nora: All right! Go ahead! Go on! See if I care! But I thinks it's a dirty trick to bring me all the way to New York just to make a widow of me.
- Nick: You wouldn't be a widow long...
- Nora: You bet I wouldn't!
- Nick: ...Not with all your money.
- Nick: How'd you like Grant's Tomb?
- Nora: It's lovely. I'm having a copy made for you.
- William Powell - Nick Charles
- Myrna Loy - Nora Charles
- Maureen O'Sullivan - Dorothy
- Nat Pendleton - Lt. Guild
- Minna Gombell - Mimi
- Porter Hall - MacCaulay